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are looking at fourth and eighth graders, fourth graders in reading and mathematics and science and eight the greatest in mathematics and science. >host: we have special number set up if you want to join this conversation -- what do we learn as we dig into help fourth graders and eighth graders are doing? guest: the broad strokes over view, we see that our fourth graders, they're reading has improved as well as mathematics but their silence is largely not changed compared to the previous administration. over the longer term, they have improved and their eight th graders have not improved much. in general, the assessments compare the u.s. to a variety of countries and education systems within countries. some of our state's took the assessment independently along with the u.s. total. when you look over the entire set, i would say the u.s. among these countries shows up in the top 10 or 12 countries or systems. host: we can see who was included in the fourth grade reading study. why these countries? guest: they are given the same tests so much of the efforts in an international asset as maki
conference on science, policy, and environment. my name is peter -- i'm the executive director of the national council on environment. it is my honor to be the master of ceremonies for much of this conference. thank you for coming. lot of people are still outside. i encourage them to come in and settle themselves down. so super hurricane sandy, the drought in the midwest, and the impact on agricultural, wild fires, the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor in japan last year, haiti earthquake, the list is long and worrying. in 2011 we had more disasters in the united states costing over a billion dollars than ever. in fact, we had even more expensive diasters but not quite as many in 2012. the drought and the super storm were hugely, hugely expensive. so disasters are happening with greater frequency, greater severity, and absolutely will much, much greater cost. we are here over the next three days to work across traditional boundaries to connect scientists of with practitioners, policy makers from the international to the local level, with conservation -- with corporations
? and a light show. the science behind this 7 recite. -- this heavenly sight. >> hello. good to have you. in the southern regions of france, towards the pyrenees, clout pushing through. we saw an incredible amount of snow. avalanche warnings in the area are the highest they've seen in this season already, closing many of the road. people have problems getting to work as well as transportation being stopped. wednesday evening and thursday morning, the avalanche warnings have been lifted. the rest of the week, snow will become more of a rainfall problem, coming in off the atlantic's. across the u.k., heavy rain will be a problem all the way down across areas just to the west of london and towards parts of france. towards the east, it will be snowing for many parts of the balkans, which means it will be rainfall with a temperature 15 degrees. the northern part of africa, cloudy in algeria and tunisia. we will see some rain showers as well. everyday in algiers at 18 degrees. tunis, mostly cloudy, >> good to have you. the top stories on al jazeera. algerian soldiers have surrounded a gas faci
of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> the new york times reports the obama administration will tackle climate change this term by avoiding broad, far-reaching and birds through congress and instead focusing on administrative actions. these include reducing power plant emissions, increasing the efficiency of home appliances, and reducing the federal government's carbon footprint. although the white house is planning a campaign to build public support, environmentalist have been warned not to expect "full-scale engagement" what congress is preoccupied with other issues including gun control, immigration, and the federal budget. we'll have more from president obama's second inauguration after the headlines. algeria has confirmed the death toll from its recent hostage crisis and a southern gas field saying 37 foreigners and 11 workers lost their lives. the dead included three americans. the attackers came from algeria and neighboring mali as well as several foreign countries, including egypt and canada. algerian tr
each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> our second story "outfron"," playing chicken with the debt. today, president obama said again, not going to negotiate with republicans about raising the debt ceiling. >> if the republicans in congress have made a decision that they want to shut down the government in order to get their way, then they have a vote in the house of representatives to do that. >> the problem, that's what they say they're going to do. great to see you birthday. david, the president himself saying, i acknowledge it, a government shut-down is a possibility. cathy mcmorris rogers of washington state told politico, i think it's possible we would shut down the government. so here we are, we're getting to a problem. treasury secretary tim gietner said mid-february/march is as far as he can go. who blinks first? >> this is like one of the situations in the monkey cage at the zoo where the monkeys bang their chole their chests and look as powerful as possible. the president is escalating this situation. no 14th amendment opti
progress at this point in time in history. >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult, but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries. we must claim its promise. >> this is not a president who is blind to the history of any given moment. today's inauguration ceremony was filled with moments of historical importance. myrlie evers williams, the widow of medgar evers became the first woman to deliver the inaugural prayer. poet richard blanco is the first latino to recite the inaugural poem, as well as the first openly gay american to perform the honor. supreme court justice sonia sotomayor became the first hispanic american to administer the oath of office when she swore in vice president joe biden. president obama spoke with these historical moments in mind during his speech. >> our j
guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> well, for many around the country it's a long weekend and the president did have to share the spotlight with dr. martin luther king, jr. just before the president's formal swearing in this morning, he and the first family together attended a church service which celebrated king and his legacy, and tomorrow's public swearing in, of course, coincides with the national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. now, when the president takes the oeath of office, he's going to use a bible that belonged to dr. king. the president and vice president joe biden honored the nation's fallen soldiers today as well during a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. it took place shortly after the vice president was sworn in. >> this is the president aes day and the president's moment in the spotlight but when the ceremony is done, all the parties, mr. obama will still have to deal with the republican led house of representatives, divided gove
tou more than two years.n two ye >> some may still deny theill deny overwhelming judgment of science bu but none can avoid theg impact devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.ith 11 mil >> reporter: with 11 million illegal immigrants in america,ngress to mr. obama called on congress topr provide a legal path tohip. citizenship. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright young students and engineers are listed in our work force rather than expelled fromm our country. >> reporter: mr. obama also recalled the newtown shootingch cause massacre which caused him to push for gun control and a polarizing fight with congress he previously avoided. journey i >> our journey is not complete until all our children-- in the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet lands of newtown-- know that they are in th cared for and cherished and the qui always safe from harm. >> reporter: there was one line tailored specifically fo
and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. v s to go gault. and create a self-sustaining community based on the philosophy of ayn rand's character, john gault in her book atlas shrug a book originally titled hey it is totally cool to be a selfish douchebag. independence park will be inspired by disneyland but built on the principles of the free market where families can "find happiness, inspiration courage and hope" without any of the big government socialism like libraries or post offices or the u.s. army. glenn beck's community will surround a lake that is larger than all of disneyland. it will provide its own food and energy produce its own tv and film content in its own studio. it will house a theme park and a residential community. and create a national learning center where people can send their kids to, in glenn's words be deprogrammed. i say bring it on, glenn! afterall man, you've conquered radio, tv, internet. you have chased away more sponsors than lindsay lohan did at betty ford. america is rea
that fault zones are dangerous places to live but thanks to science we have increased more than two orders of nag any attitude the safety of living in earthquake country. that fact was demonstrated by the different experiences in death and destruction in haiti where earthquake resiliency is nonexistent and chile that took its playbook from california. that's why i'm optimistic that science and engineering calls make the coastal zone a safer place to live. there are important differences between the problem of earthquake hazards and coastal hazards. if we put aside those bumper stickers that say stop plate tectonics. humans have an effect on the rate and the intensity of earthquakes. on the other hand, we have increased coastal hazards by increasing the rate of wetland loss barrier island erosion and sea level rise. what this means in addressing coastal hazards we need to confront both mother nature and the enhanced risk from impacts. i would argue the philosophy we have to approach this with is exactly the same. scientists can make recommendations on issues such as what is the recurrence r
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, no single person can train all the math and science teachers we'll need to equip our children for the futures or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs to our shores. who is suggesting one person can do this? what he's trying to say there is, you can't do it. communities can't do it. businesses can't do it. groups of private individuals, private sector can't do it. we've got it give it all to washington to do, but no one is making the argument that even suggests that. here is another one. we reject the belief that america must choose caring for the generation that built this country and building the generation that built this future. who is saying this? taking everybody on social security and roll them over the cliff? the straw man argument. and what got me, the focus, what are the issues facing america today. on this day, fewer americans are working than were working four years ago. >> sean: 8.3 million. >> yeah, and at the current rate of job creation, it's going to take us 26 more months just to get back to that point in 2007 when we went in
straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories we care about where we focus on reporting from the front lines and we begin with a 16-year-old who has pleaded not guilty to charges he shot at his class mate. brian oliver is being charged as an adult for last week's shooting in taft high school in california. he allegedly shot and injured two people, one seriously. john ronis tells us he's not surprised prosecutors are charging him azine adult because if he's convicted, the penalties are much higher than if he were charged as a juvenile. >> and we now know why the cause of death on natalie wood's autopsy report has been changed. this is amazing after all this time. they said she had fresh bruises on her arm when she died. those marks combined with all of the questions about her mysterious death led to the coroner making the change. the sheriff's department said the case is still open. the author of a book which pointed o
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things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> this was the scene earlier today on the house floor. watch. >> we the people of the united states in order to form a more perfect union establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity to ordain and establish this constitution for the united states of america. >> now, he did not write that himself. yes, it was constitution day on the floor of the house of representatives. read the constitution day. remember two years ago when republicans took over the house, john boehner became speaker for the first time, they decided to make a big show out of reading the constitution page by page on the floor of the house as one of their first acts? well, they apparently enjoyed that so much a couple of years ago when they did it the first time that they decided to bring it back. so today for more than an hour, members of the house took turns reading a section of the
. that's the subject of a new book by paul dickson. and on our science page, see how hip hop and the pillsbury doughboy helped a group of fifth graders learn math. how do we work on making social security solvent? economist jared bernstein offers a menu of choices on making sense. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. ray? >> suarez: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. on thursday, we'll update the kidnapping of americans and other foreigners in algeria. i'm ray suarez. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadca
first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> bring back our gaggle here, former senator john shn sununu, manti teo, a good friend pd of show wrote -- stories like these leaves knots in our stomachs because we so desperately want to believe our sports heroes are pure and we want to hope too that our politicians are at least competent. we build them up, break them down because we expect so much out of our national institutions. you think he overwrote? >> i think one we don't know all the details about the teo situation. >> they were concerned about these reputation, what information they had, he's a young guy. obviously he was misled to some extent in this whole process. the lance armstrong situation is very different. i think the election we just had for the baseball hall of fame because of the use of performance-enhancing drugs. >> if the university thought that there were some possible fallout, i mean the athletic director said this could have been about interacting ncaa requirements, it could be about extortion, if that's
that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: algeria's state news agency now says special forces have completed a mission to rescue dozens of foreign hostages, including some americans. they'd been held by militants tied to al-qaeda. but there are wildly varying accounts of how many got out alive, and how many were killed. >> because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of planning going on, i cannot give you any further details at this time about the current situation on the ground. >> brown: even this afternoon, as secretary of state hillary clinton suggested, the situation in algeria remained confused. the focus was this natural gas compound in the sahara desert seen here in footage from last month. the vast, natu
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the math and science teachers we'll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation and one people. [applause] this generation of americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. a decade of war is now ending. [applause] an economic recovery has begun. [applause] america's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it -- so long as we seize it together. [applause] for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. [applause] we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we know that america thrives when every person can f
, and advanced third world country. we're leading in science and technology, but not for the people. mass of a literary power. if you look at the condition that 85% of the country, it is terrible. >> i'm looking right now at those who are walking to their seats. timothy geithner, the outgoing treasury secretary. eric holder, the attorney general. their seats on the west front of the capital, about to witness the second inauguration of president obama. jenna napolitano's, the former governor of arizona, the secretary of homeland security. eric holder, the attorney general. comet, for example, on timothy geithner are. not only timothy geithner, but jack lew, who has been nominated by president obama to be the next secretary treasurer, and how that fits into the issue you're so deeply concerned about right now with minimum wage. >> a lot of liberal democrats filled with extraordinary help think, well, clinton's second term he does not have to worry. obama doesn't have to worry about re-election so it can be different. it is not one to be different. unless the people wake up in this country a
of momentum as we identify with the life sciences, energy, natural resources, liquidities all in terms of fm services or retail and goods. and a deal supported by the practices like business obligation services, bpo and also i.t. and cost structure and supported by advanced technologies like cloud, mobility, mobility, these are the services which will enable customers to be able to use their business models. >> and we will leave it there. thank you so much, sir, for your time this morning. >>> now, staying in asia, in japan, exporters helped fuel a market surge in tokyo on the back of weakness. toshiko is here with more on what's keeping the currency down. do we expect this to continue? >> yeah, kelly, it has a lot to do with what the bank of japan does next week. the market is clearly banking on mormon tear stimulus. the yen fell against the dollar, hit ago 2 1/2 year mark. the nikkei is reporting that the boj is preparing mormon tear easing. possible moves include a roughly $200 billion expansion over the boj's asset purchase program. this would be the first time in more than nine years th
soldiers could have met the forces of facism or communism with muskettes and militias. no math or science teachers can teach all the children they need to equipped them. research labs that can bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation and one people. this generation of americans has been tested by crisis that is steal our resolve and proved our resilience. a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. america's possibilities are limitless. for, we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands. youth and drive, diversity and openness. an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. for, we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we know that america tlifs when every person can find independen
're going to give it to you. >> brian: education, roads, communication, networks, science, labs, a lot of investment in infrastructure, which means investment infrastructure means do you need revenue? to get revenue, you raise taxes. >> gretchen: you lint like what he was talking about, maybe you liked that it was short. under 20 minutes. we heard that one president in history gave a two-hour speech. >> brian: and he died. >> steve: he did. >> gretchen: he did soon after of pneumonia. let's talk about that whole idea of the middle class, though, because these are the facts, folks. the median household income in 2007 was $54,489. of course, that was before the banks collapsed and before the recession. in 2011, that has gone down to $50,054. that's a huge chunk of change when you're talking about families raising kids, trying to send them to college and trying to feed them. >> steve: because when you look at the middle class, and every class, we really want for everybody in this country is to have a job. we really didn't hear a whole lot about that. we didn't hear much about cutting anyt
may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> so, van, you've been talking about this for years. and it sounds like, you know, the president is now making it a priority in his second term. what's the most important thing he's going to vo to have to do addressing climate change. >> first, hurricane sandy, the superstorm, wait it hit new york new jersey that put it back on the map. it wasn't talked about by either candidate in the last round. i was totally thrilled, not just that, he spoke to every stripe in his rainbow coalition, historic statement with regard to lesbians, gays, the entire, new emerging majority. all of that i think is in jeopardy if we don't do anything about climate change. he can do a lot of things with executive orders, the existing coal plants could be made more clean with executive authority. also he should do a bilateral with the leadership of china. china's having a horrible environmental crisis, air quality's going down. an opportunity for
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